LOS ANGELES, April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- TDJ Enterprises and Sony Pictures
Entertainment have entered into a three year production and distribution
deal for theatrical releases and DVD exclusives. The announcement was made
by Bishop T.D. Jakes, CEO of TDJ Enterprises, Curtis Wallace, COO of TDJ
Enterprises and Clint Culpepper, President of Screen Gems. Bishop Jakes and
TDJ Enterprises are represented by Creative Artists Agency (CAA) whose
representatives negotiated the deal with Sony Pictures.
The first film scheduled for production in late 2006 will be "Not
Easily Broken" based on a novel by Bishop Jakes.
TDJ Enterprises has enjoyed critical acclaim for its recent theatrical
film, "Woman, Thou Art Loosed," which so far made more than $7 million at
the box-office and sold more than 1 million units on DVD. The company's
hugely popular television programs, books, DVDs and film productions
constitute a media business which is one of the most successful in the
In making the announcement, Bishop Jakes stated, "We are proud to be
associated with Sony, and share a commitment to produce movies with
messages that are both entertaining and edifying. There is an obvious trend
towards movies with inspirational themes, and I am excited because I
believe that Sony's leadership 'gets it.' They understand the significance
of this new and exciting genre and want to work with us to enhance the
quality of these message-driven films."
Mr. Wallace added, "Sony Pictures is making a significant investment in
TDJ Enterprises' vision of creating films with strong, positive values
which are universal in tone. The people at Sony share our goal of
delivering quality, uplifting entertainment and we look forward to working
with their creative team to develop these products."
"We share with TDJ Enterprises their interest in creating filmed
product which has strong emotional resonance while still being
entertaining," noted Mr. Culpepper. "The theatrical and DVD success of
'Woman, Thou Art Loosed' as well as their other media products reflect the
company's unique talents and we look forward to working with them to reach
the widest possible audience."
TDJ Enterprises is a multi-media company that creates, produces and
markets products along with events that inspire and empower people. Their
projects range from award-winning live theater, feature films, best selling
books and Grammy-winning music projects.
Sony Pictures Entertainment's global operations encompass motion
picture production and distribution; television production and
distribution; digital content creation and distribution; worldwide channel
investments; home entertainment acquisition and distribution; operation of
studio facilities; development of new entertainment products, services and
technologies; and distribution of filmed entertainment in 67 countries.
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SOURCE Sony Pictures Home Entertainment